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# grassroots - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

FAI confirms level 3 plans with all adult amateur and underage fixtures ceased from midnight

Elite football matches – those in the SSE Airtricity League, the Women’s National League and all five underage National Leagues – can continue.

# grassroots - Thursday 24 September, 2020

'The club game is absolutely the foundation on which the pro game is built'

The new provincial Energia Community Series kicks off around the country this weekend.

# grassroots - Thursday 23 July, 2020

5 games to watch out for as Limerick and Tipperary championships part of club hurling return

There are also key hurling matches in Waterford, Wexford and Galway this weekend.

# grassroots - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Dan Carter to line out for rural club Southbridge on bye weekend for Blues

The 38-year-old out-half has yet to make his first Super Rugby Aotearoa appearance.

# grassroots - Monday 22 June, 2020

Wexford make draws for senior club action as Galway bring forward starting date for group games

Reigning Wexford hurling champions St Martin’s will be up against Oulart-the-Ballagh and Cloughbawn.

# grassroots - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Meath, Wexford and Laois the latest counties to reveal details for club championship plans

Wexford’s county hurling final looks set for August whereas Laois and Meath eye up October dates.

Ireland U20 internationals Ward and Booth among Connacht's academy intake

The western province have brought eight new players on board.

# grassroots - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

U20s star Jack Crowley's score among nominations for AIL try of the season

There were some stunning efforts on the men’s and women’s leagues this season.

# grassroots - Thursday 9 April, 2020

The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Niall Murray

The 20-year-old second row has featured for Connacht in the Pro14 and Champions Cup.

# grassroots - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Gaeilgeor and Connemara man de Buitléar blazes a trail for An Ghaeltacht Rugbaí

The 22-year-old, who is in his third year with Connacht’s academy, features in a new TG4 documentary.

# grassroots - Friday 13 December, 2019

'That's the part of rugby that people don't see' - Cronin fit again with Munster

The Highfield RFC man struggled with injury last season but is relishing being back in the red jersey.

# grassroots - Friday 6 December, 2019

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance

The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.

# grassroots - Friday 16 August, 2019

Connemara man O'Halloran looks to Connacht's Champions Cup return

The 28-year-old was back at his home club last week.

# grassroots - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Proud Galwegian McKeon hails 'positive culture' as he exends Connacht deal

The back row was a regular starter after injury curtailed the first half of his season.

# grassroots - Saturday 30 March, 2019

The FAI board insists it's taking steps to 'address concerns'

Consulting group Mazars are tasked with completing ‘an in-depth external review of all matters’.

# grassroots - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Ex-GAA President set to see his Kerry club realise Croke Park dream

Seán Kelly introduced All-Ireland finals at Croke Park for lower grades and now his club Kilcummin are playing there.

# grassroots - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

Don't expect Niall Quinn to be a white knight for the League of Ireland

The former Ireland international’s proposals are not encouraging, writes John O’Sullivan.

# grassroots - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Galway, Kilkenny and Monaghan clubs book All-Ireland hurling final places

The deciders take place in Croke Park on 10 February.

# grassroots - Monday 22 October, 2018

New champions emerge, joyous scenes, mass brawl - 5 talking points after Sunday's club action

Castlerahan, Clonoulty-Rossmore, Naomh Eanna and Crossmaglen were some of the teams to lift titles yesterday.

# grassroots - Monday 8 October, 2018

6 talking points after champions fall and titles are handed out in the weekend's club hurling action

Cuala, Kilcormac-Killoughey and Thurles Sarsfields were some of the big names to bow out yesterday.

# grassroots - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

Connacht must make progress across the board after Keane sacking

The westerners haven’t performed as expected on the pitch but have strides to make off it too.

# grassroots - Saturday 14 April, 2018

Disbanding of the B&I Cup represents real opportunity for AIL to grow

Joe Schmidt recently said the club game is “the base” rugby in Ireland is built on.

# grassroots - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From 'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’' Irish Football

'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’'

Dubliner Warren O’Hora was snapped up by Brighton just seven months after making his first-team debut for Bohemians.

'He must have seen me looking around because he shouted over ‘Are you alright, gorgeous?’'

Dubliner Warren O’Hora was snapped up by Brighton just seven months after making his first-team debut for Bohemians.

# grassroots - Friday 24 November, 2017

Tasty top of the table clash in Division 1A and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Division 1A and 1B previews are right here.

# grassroots - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Lansdowne tighten their grip on the top spot and all of last night's Division 1A action

Reports from Friday night’s four games. Buccaneers and Cork Con face off at 2.30pm today.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 November, 2017

Lethal Lansdowne continue their 100% start: catch up on all of today's action in UBL Division 1A

Terenure, Clontarf and Cork Con all kept pace at the business end with wins on Saturday.

Table-toppers Lansdowne face Garryowen in classic clash and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Ulster Bank League previews are right here.

# grassroots - Saturday 28 October, 2017

# grassroots - Friday 27 October, 2017

Table-toppers Terenure face last season's runners-up and all of the weekend's AIL previews

All of your Ulster Bank League previews are right here.

# grassroots - Thursday 4 May, 2017

No Carbery, but Cork Con and Clontarf can show UBL has lots more talent

This Sunday sees a repeat of last season’s Division 1A final at the Aviva Stadium.

# grassroots - Sunday 30 April, 2017

'In pro rugby, you're in a bit of a bubble. It's nice to come out of it for a while'

Jason Harris-Wright will look to help Clontarf to AIL glory before joining Pat Lam at Bristol.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 March, 2017

Garryowen tumble down the table as 1A leaders Lansdowne lose

Here is your round-up of the weekend’s Ulster Bank League Division 1A action.

# grassroots - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Struggling Terenure shock champions, Cookies beat Garryowen and more from last night's UBL

The four Division 1A matches last night were played in tough conditions, but still provided plenty of scores.

# grassroots - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Lansdowne still top of 1A after Christmas break despite loss and all the weekend's UBL action

Meanwhile, St Mary’s College came out on top against south Dublin rivals.

# grassroots - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Lansdowne stay top of 1A for the winter break, while Buccaneers can also enjoy the festive season that bit more

All the weekend’s action from both Division 1A and 1B.

# grassroots - Sunday 13 November, 2016

Joy Neville made her latest piece of Irish rugby history yesterday

Grand Slam winner becomes the first woman to referee a UBL Division 1A fixture.

# grassroots - Saturday 12 November, 2016

Don't forget the UBL - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action

Division 1A leaders after six rounds, Young Munster travel to play Terenure this afternoon.

# grassroots - Friday 28 October, 2016

Munster centre Arnold set for return and all your UBL 1A and 1B previews

Meanwhile in Division 1B, Shannon will look for their first win of the season in the Mardyke.

# grassroots - Friday 7 October, 2016

Never mind the Pro12 - here's the pick of this weekend's domestic rugby action

Old Belvedere and Terenure kick off the Division 1A action in Anglesea Road this evening.

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